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“Lovely to taste real food at good value” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Fatted Calf Restaurant

The Fatted Calf Restaurant
Ranked #17 of 97 Restaurants in Athlone
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $22 - $29
Cuisines: Irish, European
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Business meetings, Families with children, Local cuisine, Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: At The Fatted Calf Restaurant, our mission is to source and forage the best of local, Irish artisan produce, which we cook and serve on seasonal menus to our customers. All of our wines come from small, family producers from Wines Direct, Liberty Wines and Tindal Wines, our grass fed dry aged beef is supplied by John Stone Fine Foods.
Dublin, Ireland
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30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Lovely to taste real food at good value”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 3, 2013

4 of us went to Sunday lunch 3rd November 2013, we had an assortment off the menu and without a doubt we can recommend this restaurant food as amongst the best we have tasted in Ireland, We arrived at 12 30 having booked for 1 Pm and were most graciously welcomed , despite the fact that the restaurant was heavily booked service was prompt and genial with great attention to detail, food was delightfully presented and hot ,no small detail to our comfort was overlooked and the price including wine and soft drinks was excellent well less than €30 a head You cant get much better value than that for gourmet quality food
Bill

  • Visited November 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Bill L
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Ireland
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Nice food and staff - toilets disappointing”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2013

We had a family "Sunday Lunch" here last weekend, 5 adults and a toddler. The staff were lovely, the food was good - not exceptional but of a good standard. My husband had the hake and my brother the steak - both said they were very good. I had the Chicken & Chorizo Gnocchi which was average. We got onion rings (which were massive and very tasty) and the "3 times cooked duck fat chips" (which were disappointing) on the side. Lovely Irish lemonade. Baby high chair and baby bowl of food was no problem and tasty. Overall, a good experience. My only gripe is that although the toilets were clean, they stank of urinal cubes and there were no baby changing facilities. I was directed to an upstairs room with not so clean bar tables and chairs and this was the only place I could change my 17 month old.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank CarolineNi
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24 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Tasty n great food quality,service not at same level”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2013

Can't wait to go back again. Truely tasty food! A bit pricy but worth to pay.but the service is not so welcoming. It makes u feel that we r the awardwinning,so we are busy,if ur not happy,u can go. Really need upgrade the service part.

Visited July 2013
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Ireland
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Overpriced and rude staff”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2013

Myself and my wife visited this restaurant a week ago and were very disappointed. Its a glorified pub with tables on top of each other. The staff were rude and just fired the menus at us. Poor menu and over priced. The lamb wasn't advertised as a rack of lamb, just Roscommon lamb. Theres a bit of a difference between rack of lamb and roast lamb!!!
The prices are high for what you get. €7.20 for a glass of red wine, and €28 for a 10oz striploin steak with 6 chips, about 3 of the smallest onion rings I've ever seen and that's it. The steak tasted ok but I prefer mine fried not Grilled!
No ambience what so ever and won't be going back. The Mott and Bailey in Mountemple is head and shoulders above this restaurant and could take a leaf out of their book

Visited October 2013
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5 Thank eos5d2013
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Dublin
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“What a great experience!!'”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2013

We had dinner here recently and what great food we got. Not the cheapest but the quality and service made up for it. The steaks & lamb were amazing. Dessert selection could be improved a little. Great selection of breads, wines & beers. We will be back!!!

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Sean D
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FattedCalfManager, Manager at The Fatted Calf Restaurant, responded to this review, January 14, 2014
Thanks Sean D for your review. We were glad you had such a great experience. We will pass on your comments to all our team. We hope to see you soon at The Fatted Calf
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